E-Books & E-Audiobooks for Kids

  • E-Books and e-audiobooks are available to every child with a Toronto Public Library card. Read books on your computer, laptop or ipad or other tablet, or download to read or listen to when you are away from the internet.
    They are free and you never have to pay overdue fines!
  • Overdrive

    Over 4,000 childrens & teen books to download.
    And now if the book says the format is "Overdrive Read" you can read it online too. You need a library card to check out the books. Search for these books in our catalogue or through Overdrive itself. This takes you straight to the children's content.

  • Gale Virtual Reference

    This isn't a collection of just kids books but it has many of the DK Eyewitness books.You will need to enter your library card first but once you do, type in "Eyewitness" in the Search box. You can also find them listed in the catalogue.

  • Hoopla

    Enter your library card then click on "Comics". Choose "Categories" then choose "Children". Big Nate, Dory, Peanuts and other comics are all here to be downloaded and read on your computer or laptop You'll need the app if you want to read it on your tablet or phone.

  • Zinio

    Enter your library card then click on the drop down menu called "All Genres". Choose "Children". There are magazines about crafts, stories, science, and history.Read online or print out pages. You can also read offline once you have downloaded the app to your tablet or other device.

  • Flipster

    Enter your library card then click on the left hand side "Family & Kids". You can read Ranger Rick, Ranger Rick, Jr., Kayak or Sports Illustrated for Kids.Read online, print out pages or use an app to read offline.

  • MaBiblio - French ebooks

    Enter your library card then click on Livres jeunesse from the left hand list.This is a small collection of fiction and non-Fiction books for a variety of ages.

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Want more choices?

  • Read-a-Story

    Kids' Space links to many websites where you can read books for school age kids online. Many will read them to you too.

  • CDN Hoopla

    Hoopla also has free music and movies for kids and adults.

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